Get With the Program – Choosing the Right Plan For Weightloss

Trying to lose weight and keeping it off can be very difficult. So many people try – and fail. Many people can succeed with a calorie-restricted home weight-loss plan. But many do not. That’s when they turn to an organized, professional weight-loss program for help. If you find yourself in a position where you just can’t get the weight off or you are able to lose a few pounds, but it keeps coming back and then some, you should think about a commercial weight-loss program. There are many to choose from, so when you make this life-changing decision, you need to choose which program is right for you.Almost any professional program will work – but only if they can help motivate you and keep you focused so you sufficiently and properly lessen the amount of calories you consume – and burn – through their exercise and diet plan designed for you. But it can’t just be designed for you – it has to be designed “around” you. That means your program must also fit into your lifestyle and be practical for your surroundings.An at-home program that you create for yourself can also work – as long as you have the willpower to stick with it. One of the many advantages of a commercial program is that you have a major support system to help you lose weight. If you have the same type of support at home, you have a better chance of losing the weight and keeping it off.Either a do-it-yourself program or one of the professional programs must have one thing in common. It must be safe. You need to make sure that your diet allows you to get the recommended daily allowances of minerals, proteins and vitamins. The diet itself should be low in calories and include an exercise routine – and supplements if you desire. Your program should encourage slow and steady weight loss. This will make sure you don’t jeopardize your health along the way. Unless your doctor feels that a more rapid weight loss program is needed, take it slow and steady.When you approach a professional weight-loss center, make sure you ask the right questions and get the right answers. The questions you should ask include:- What is the average weight-loss success with the program?- Is the staff qualified – certified or experienced counselors and health care and dietary professionals?- What side effects, if any, do people experience?- Will your food selection be flexible and right for you?- Who sets your weight loss goals?Some of the most popular weight-loss programs – as you’ve probably seen advertised on television – are reputable and work. These include:- Atkins Diet- Jenny Craig- Nutrisystem- Weight Loss Seems Simple- Weight Watchers- The South Beach Diet- The Zone Diet- The Pritikin Principle- Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet- Overeaters AnonymousWhichever program you choose – or if you decide to do it alone – make sure that you take steps to ensure you get the vital nutrition in combination with regular exercise to lose the weight, maintain your goal weight and keep the weight from coming back.Always talk to your doctor or other medical professional before starting any new diet program.


Losing weight effectively is a combination of the following things:* food selection
* food preparation
* exerciseThese three points need to be addressed if you want your weightloss campaign to be successful. If you do not address these three things you may find yourself on a cycle that does not give you the results that you are seeking.Let’s take a look at the importance of each one individually.1. Food selection: Food selection and the type of fuel you put into your body is critical to your success. When choosing food to fuel your body and aid weightloss choose natural foods. Eat foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Stay away from foods that have been processed and refined. Cut sugar out completely as it turns to fat on your body particularly around your waist. Do not drink cabonated drinks or alcohol. Water should be your preferred drink and you can add lemon or lime to give it flavour.2. Food Preparation: Often people choose the right foods and are doing the exercise required yet the weight refuses to budge. The simple reason for this is because they are preparing their food the wrong way. When cooking and preparing meat you must look at healthier alternatives to frying. The preferred methods for healthy cooking for a lean, healthy body are: steaming, blanching, grilling and baking- cooking in these ways helps to retain most of the nutrients and flavour without adding any fat.3. Exercise- Exercise is essential to not only lose weight but to tone your body. Be creative with your exercise routine but aim to do something everyday. Include cardio workouts, as well as weight and strength training to accelerate your weightloss. Pilates and yoga is a fantastic way to strengthen your core muscles and helps to create long lean muscles.Following the above three rules combined with your specific goals for weightloss will ensure your success.


So your into the second or third month into your program and you’ve been following the plan rigidly, ok, so you may have skipped a few meals or over indulged a couple of takeaway days, but on the whole your exercising routine has been stable. So why are you not losing the weight? A couple of answers here for you: a) your body has gotten used to the level of calories and exercise and energy levels needed on a day to day basis.b) your not drinking enough water – water is really important for weight loss, it helps to break down fat, and also to get rid of toxins in the body from exercise and from pollution.c) your not eating the right amount of calories – as you lose weight, you need to adjust the number of calories you need.So how do you get over this plataeu?Well every third to fourth week you should be changing your diet program or exercise program either eat less and do more exercise, or do more exercise and eat at different times, different levels of calories. This will confuse the body, and will release more energy (fat) as it needs it, then the weight will start to come off. Consult with your nutritionist or GP for further advise on this.Drink lots and lots of water where possible, as this helps on a number of different levels. The body is made up of 90% water, and therefore it is an essential ingredient for us. Not only does it help with cleansing the digestive system and the blood, it improves circulation of the blood, increases our oxygen intake and breaksdown fat in the body and flushes it out…A fateful error of most dieters is to remain on the same level of calories all the way throughout their diet plan.What you have to remember is when you begin to lose weight, you have to adjust the number of calories you ingest. I would say on a monthly basis, this needs to happen. Refer to your nutritionist for further advise on how far to adjust your calorie intake.Also important is to put more exercise into your routine whenever you hit a plateau, this will kick start the old fat reserves and produce more energy which will not only take off the inches and pounds but give you more vigour and energy also.To your weightloss success…Colette Morris SAC Dipl. (Diet &Nutrition)


The battle of the bulge is set to be the foremost health concern in the 21st century. Everyday newer diets and newer pills are hitting the pharmacies and supermarkets all over the world. Some proven and some with no scientific backing. People are wasting their money trying to look for the right diet and right weightloss medicine that would help them lose inches and pounds. But beware of these fad diets and designer drugs. They are more harmful than beneficial.What exactly does WORK for weightloss? This has been a question that has been posed to me as a practicing medical doctor by several of my patients. I analyzed several diets and medications and came to the conclusion that an all-natural weightloss program should essentially include 4 major natural supplements: A multivitamin pill daily, Green Tea extract, a Calcium/Vitamin D pill and a capsule containing fish oils. These natural supplements, taken in combination, help a person to shed pounds with no adverse effects at all.Multivitamins: Most people aiming at weightloss do decrease their calorie intake by reducing the amount of carbohydrates in their diets. Vegetables, fruits and grains are the major source for vitamins, phytochemicals, flavonoids, minerals and anti-oxidants and a decrease in carbohydrate intake can reduce the availability of these nutrients. So do not forget a multivitamin pill everyday.Calcium/Vitamin D pill: Calcium and Vitamin D in combination are essential to maintain healthy bones thus preventing Osteoporosis, help lose weight, decrease blood pressure and promote cardiovascular health.Fish-oil pills: Fish are rich in Poly-unsaturated fatty acids called as Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids help lose weight, improve cardiovascular health, reduce bad cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol levels. 600 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per day should be ideal and this can be obtained by consuming a single capsule of fish oil every day.Green Tea extract: The benefits of Green Tea are legendary. Green tea is rich in phytochemicals and anti-oxidants. Green tea boosts metabolism, reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Green tea is known to help ‘burn’ fat reserves and promote weight loss. The ideal ‘dose’ of green tea is four cups per day. If this is too much then 500 mg of the standardized green tea extract is commercially available and can be taken once daily.Take a combination of these 4 natural supplements and keep yourself fit and in shape. And do remember to stay away from fad diets and dangerous designer drugs.


Comparing the most popular programs realizes a sweat releasing weight loss review, that will have weight stressed people, talking up weight loss and diets big time.Compare arguably the most popular, most clicked on, top seven web pages, all reviewed here for your perusal, in a no frills, easy to read, plain text manner including links to their pages at the end of each review.Most of the programs reviewed here and other well known famous ones that were on the short list, seem to have flaws, and some cases, were plainly too shifty.
Our first choice may not be your first choice, but feel free to leave a comment at the end.What Must You Do To lose Weight?Most people do know these days more about what they must do, to lose weight. They know also, that they need a strong reason to do it, and most of the time they need to overcome frustration, depression, boredom and the uncontrolled craving of eating banned foods to do it.It is a reality that some weight loss programs are more concerned in marketing their eBooks, than really addressing the problems of those with a chronic weight problem? You be the judge here.Nice Dream if You Can Get ItYou ask yourself what’s dreaming got to do with it? Well, dreaming is the “I wish” part of the whole weight loss process, but only you can turn a dream into reality and perhaps these pages can shed a short cut in the process of that.It’s nice to be in a perfect world and this being the case, and lets just say, you’ll never have trouble getting a phone number again, and you will never be unattractive to the opposite sex, or being admired by others. These are the sorts of claims you will read about. Some claims and programs are more believable than others, and this review hopes to give you a quick guide on that, and if and when you make your choice, perhaps it will be right one for you.We have chosen what we think offers the most complete guide at this time, and call it our Number One, It may not necessarily be right for you, and we accept no responsibility in you having made your choice an acting on it.You choose your favorite and make one of the top seven yours!!


Note: This is for those who want to shed some excess pounds.Just a quick something I wanted to share as I believe that many people still struggle with weightloss even after adding in lotsa cardio to their exercise routine. Of course, any carefully planned out weightloss plan that involves cardio + calorie reduction will result in weightloss, but there are ways that we can actually enhance this process and burn more bodyfat instead. Personally, my body responds better when I practice the following.We all want to burn fat when we exercise, right? But what if I told you that your body’s preferred energy source is not fat, but glycogen? (Glycogen is stored in the liver and muscles and releases glucose (sugar) into the blood when your body needs the energy. Glycogen is the PRIMARY SOURCE of stored fuel in the body). So how do you use your cardio more for burning fat rather than burning glycogen?The trick is, if you really want your body to tap more into your fat stores instead of glycogen for energy during your cardio, get your cardio first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, or right after weight training.The reason?Cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach will tap more into your bodyfat as your body is pretty much in a ‘starved’ state since you slept all night without any food. And weight training uses up stored glycogen so your body is forced to rely on stored fat for energy when you get your cardio. Just remember that even though FAT is your body’s way of storing energy, it is NOT your body’s preferred fuel source. Your body will always opt for the readily available glycogen stores when available.You gotta ‘force’ your body to really dig into its energy stores. Yeah it sounds crazy.. but give it a shot.. it works for me. A 15 minute warmup on a cardio machine before weight training is fine… but I wouldnt go all out and exhaust myself on cardio before I hit the weights. Save that for a more suitable time.Burn, Baby! Burn!


Are you on a diet? If so, then you are probably beset with constant thoughts of food. You undoubtedly seek desperately for some sort of distraction, something that will take your mind off your empty stomach. Because all dieters experience this stress, this pull toward what they need to avoid, more and more people have tried using hypnosis for weightloss.In order to avoid constantly having to diet, you must learn to improve the nature of the food you eat. Hypnosis can help you to rethink your food choices. If you use hypnosis for weightloss, then you will find that you can think of toast and cereal as a satisfying breakfast. You can easily replace a burger lunch with a salad. You will find yourself preferring rice or pasta dishes to meat and potatoes. You see, being overweight is a result of overeating, and once you get some help to change your attitude to food and eating you will not feel the need to overeat.Hypnosis can help deal with overeatingHypnosis can help you, a former overeater, to deal with that most prevalent and hard-to-control habitat snacking. Hypnosis destroys the temptation to snack on unhealthy foods – often these unhealthy foods contain too much sugar, salt and hydrogenated fat. Not only do these increase your weight, but they will make you unhealthy.If you are willing to use hypnosis for weightloss, then you will change the frequency and nature of your snacks. You will snack less often, and when you do snack, you will content yourself with some fresh fruit and water.Hypnosis offers you, the overeater, and one further benefit. Hypnosis helps you to deal with the bombardment of suggestions that you should want to super size the portions on your plate (or in the bag that you get at some fast-food place). Hypnosis can help you to convince yourself that you are satisfied with smaller portions. Hypnosis can prevent you from sabotaging your body by returning again and again to the offer of a free refill.Although you cannot end the super sizing phenomenon, you can use hypnosis to deal with its existence. You can use hypnosis for weightloss. You can cause yourself to have a greater respect for the human body and to monitor more closely, what you put in yours. Give it a try, and then look in the mirror. You will be delighted with your decision to use hypnosis for weightloss.